Thursday, March 15, 2012

Emily's 5th Birthday...We Bowled...

So it's official, my niece is a big girl at 5 years old, will be going to school this fall, and she celebrated in style. We had a facepainting and bowling party.

Emily all painted up

Bowling...figuring it out

Ava finally let the people paint her too

RSV...the Winch got Hailey Tooo

Last week Hailey started with a small cough and runny nose, by the end of the week she was running a fever and coughing alot. So we headed into the doctors office where she was diagnosed with RSV. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that leads to mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children. It can be more serious in young babies, especially to those in certain high-risk groups. Ava had the virus when she was also 4 months old. So we have been down this road before but Hailey's seems a little worse and she isn't taking being sick as well as Ava.

After the mean doctor examined her and swabbed her nose for RSV, which made her mad, we headed to CVS to pick up her medicine for the breathing treatment machine we were given at the doctor. She slept the entire time we were there and then the whole way home.

Later that afternoon, Kenny took Ava to run a few errands so Hailey and I were able to rest and lay around. She just looked sick. I hate it when you can see it in their eyes, pink and tired looking.

Over the weekend, Ava took over taking care of Hailey. She has been such a big helper, she is very concerned about her. After Kenny finished listening to Hailey's chest, Ava decided she needed to check this out too.

So Hailey has been home all week with Kenny while she has been recoverying. When Ava went to Vickie's she told everyone Hailey was sick and went to the doctor and when it was time to go home, she actually didn't fight me but got in the car so she could come home to check on Hailey.

So it's been a week since Hailey's symptoms started. She is getting a little better, her cough is lingering which I don't care for but hoping it will clear up soon. She still isn't eating well and just started sleeping a little better. So a rough week for everyone, I haven't sleep more than two hours at a time and feels like we are back in that newborn stage. Cannot wait for her appetite to return and sleeping to return. We are just doing what we need to keep her comfy and happy.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Scentsy Giveaway

Coupon Savings In The South has team up with several other bloggers to bring you this Scentsy Warmer and a scent bars of your choice. Please stop by Shannon Johnson Scents.
1. Which Warmer on this page do you like ?
2. Pick your top 3 Scents.
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Go Here build your system, you can pick a warmer, plug and and 3 scents. You  will need to basically pick what items you want. I will also email you to double check before I order. I will place the order and have shipped directly to you from Scentsy.
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Friday, March 9, 2012

Luck O' the Irish PayPal Cash Giveaway

Luck O' the Irish PayPal Cash Giveaway
Ever feel unlucky? Well this could be your lucky week!  Columbia Gorge Coupon Mommy has teamed up with several other bloggers to giveaway NOT $5. NOT $20. BUT $100 to 1 LUCKY winner! Entering is simple, just enter via the Rafflecopter form below.  The only requirement is that you must be 18 or older AND have a PayPal account to receive payment if you win. So kiss your blarney stone, rub your lucky rabbits foot, or snuggle up to an Irishman and enter today!  The giveaway ends March 18th at 12:01am.  Good luck!
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sassy Girlz Jewelry Giveaway

The Sassy Girlz are giving away 5 of their homemade jewelry sets. 4 Sets are necklace and bracelet sets and the 5th is a mother daughter heart necklace set. All jewelry is made by 4 teens and should not be mistaken for high quality jewelry. Their jewelry is best for teens and tweens or adults who are young at heart!! If you would like to enter to win any of their pieces, please fill out the entry form below!! Due to the high cost of shipping internationally, this giveaway is for US residents only and will last until 11:59 EST on March 14! Good luck! [caption id="attachment_534" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Option 1"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_537" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Option 2"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_536" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Option 3"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_535" align="aligncenter" width="310" caption="Option 4"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_538" align="aligncenter" width="466" caption="Mother Daughter Heart Set"][/caption] a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

John Carter in theaters Friday, March 9th!!!

Woola is an enormous creature who is very loyal and very sweet and looks like a cross between a dog and a dinosaur that can move very fast! JOHN CARTER is directed by 2-time Academy Award winner Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo” & “Wall-E”) and is based on the novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs which were the inspiration for such classic sci-fi adventure movies like “Star Wars” and “Avatar.”


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Left Knee

So my left knee and I have a long history together. It's been with me since my time in the womb. My knees have always bothered me. I ran track in 3rd grade and every night I had to put IcyHot on them and usually ended up crying because of the pain. At age 12, during a full day of playing hard and jumping off of a porch only 2 feet high my left knee dislocated. Scared the hell out of me. My baby sister just sat by me and cried as I cried and everyone ran to get help. I get chills writing about this, I can close my eyes and I am back to that moment. A year and half later, same thing, different grandparents house. After that, they sent me for surgery, reconstructive surgery.

This surgery required me to 'learn' how to walk all over again, weeks, months of therapy. Two scars, some screws and washers, and moving a muscle over to help support everything. I thinking back, I was a teenager when I went through all of that. I had my mom to take care of me, no responsibilities, no one depending on me, and my only chore was cleaning my room.

About 3 weeks ago, while folding laundry on the bed, I lunged forward to grab a sock and the knee cap moved. I quickly grabbed it with my hands and made sure it was still in place. The pain shot from my ankle to my hip. I almost started crying but Ava was right there beside me and I didnt want to scare her. I yelled for Kenny and made him stay with me while I straightened it out and walked around a little bit. I didnt want to be alone if it actually went all the way out on me again.

So here I am again, 15 years after having reconstructive knee surgery worried about it again. Not sure if one step or another will cause it to move and cause me pain. What if I have a kid in my arms? What if I am alone with the kids? What if my cell isnt in my pocket or hand and I cant call for help? I have been thinking of all these questions for the past month.

I had these concerns when I was pregnant both times. I was very worried my knee would give out with the extra weight but it held. I thought I was clear. That movement proved otherwise. That movement showed that its still unstable and could at anytime go out.

So now everything is freaking me out. Ava cant even come close to it and I get panicky, shooing her off. I am watching and being more careful when I walk. So I guess only time will tell what happens to me and my knee.

Disneynature’s CHIMPANZEE

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Genre:                                      True Life Adventure
Rating:                                      G                                 
U.S. Release Date:                    April 20, 2012

Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a new True-Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimp named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph.  Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family—including his mom, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy — navigates the complex territory of the forest. 

The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimps, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.  Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield (“Earth”), “Chimpanzee” swings into theaters on Earth Day 2012.

·         “Chimpanzee” is the fourth release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years.  The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.
·         The first three releases under the Disneynature label—“Earth,” “Oceans” and “African Cats”—are among the top four highest grossing feature-length nature films of all time. 
·         Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1948), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958).  The films earned eight Academy Awards®. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Celebration..5 years old!!!

Yes, it is true! My beautiful niece Emily is 5 years old.Yes she is making me feel old! She is such a great niece to have. Ava and Hailey love her so much. She will begin school in the fall and begin making her nitch in this world with all of its possibilities. She celebrated her day with her parents and Nanny and Pappap. Today we celebrate with a party at the local bowling alley with face painting. It seems like yesterday she was just this little itty bitty thing that couldnt even hold her own head now here we are 5 years later, she can do anything she puts her mind to. She has her own opinions, personality, and that wonderful Kidwiler stubborness.

Isnt she beautiful!!?!!!!
Lunch at Hoss's with Nanny!

Birthday gift from Mommy and Daddy! She loves it

An Added BONUS, the gravitation pull was weird with Leap Year and she got to do a trick!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

31 gifts!!

#thirtyone online/catalog parties are easy when you can't find the time to get with me about the possibilities!! -- Kristin (@kbowers09)


In Theaters October 5, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012


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